un·​ques·​tion·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈkwes-chə-niŋ How to pronounce unquestioning (audio) , -ˈkwesh- \

Definition of unquestioning

: not questioning : not expressing or marked by doubt or hesitation unquestioning obedience unquestioning loyalty

Other Words from unquestioning

unquestioningly \ ˌən-​ˈkwes-​chə-​niŋ-​lē How to pronounce unquestioning (audio) , -​ˈkwesh-​ \ adverb

Examples of unquestioning in a Sentence

I am truly disturbed by her unquestioning acceptance of authority.
Recent Examples on the Web Dogs also provide an unquestioning source of comfort and support, says James. Phil Boucher, PEOPLE.com, 9 May 2022 Politicians, media and other influencers appeal to emotions and fear to weaponize these unquestioning minds and build armies. Ahmad Kareh, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2022 The proletariat profited simply in exchange for unquestioning, loyal service. Douglas London, CNN, 11 Apr. 2022 But this portrait is too clean, too unquestioning, too accepting, to get to the marrow. Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, 23 Dec. 2021 Kueng, the rookie Black officer who knelt on Floyd's leg, testified that probationary officers were taught to always defer to a superior to the point of unquestioning obedience. Zoe Christen Jones, CBS News, 24 Feb. 2022 True Chomsky followers show their Polonius-like loyalty through unquestioning acceptance of each new image Chomsky sees in the theoretical cloud. Geoffrey K. Pullum, National Review, 17 Feb. 2022 Most significantly, even amid bitter fights over the administration’s infrastructure and social-reform bills, the inclusion of $41 billion of industry subsidies in the legislation has received unquestioning bipartisan backing. Andrew Cockburn, Harper’s Magazine , 4 Jan. 2022 In a party currently dominated by an unquestioning devotion to Trump, Dolan is testing the premise that no one can get through a primary contest without embracing the former President. Michael Warren, CNN, 10 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unquestioning

1697, in the meaning defined above

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“Unquestioning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unquestioning. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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un·​ques·​tion·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈkwes-chə-niŋ How to pronounce unquestioning (audio) , -ˈkwesh- \

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: accepting without thinking or doubting unquestioning obedience

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